The Flowers of Mumbai
Flowers, as you hear this word, images of beautiful, colorful, and sweet smell will fill your mind. You would think of flower fields growing with wild beauty in the countryside, and flowerbeds with their trimmed and cultured treasure alongside homes and pavements.
like most countries have also gorgeous fields of flowers in all shapes, sizes
and colors. Just like driving in the countryside in
We as people perceive flowers in many ways. Like
cultures of countries make use of them differently, the Crossandra flower in
Mumbai, which was made into garlands to place in their hairs and others like
Lotus is the National flower of
One very special flower can be found in Mumbai and is called the Karvy. This flower was so special for it only blooms every eight years. Karvy is a purplish blue flower with a tinge of pink. It comes alive every year around Monsoon, but once the rains are over, all that is left is dead stems. This pattern will continue for seven years and in the eighth year the plant bursts into vast blossoms. The Karvy flower has several uses as well. Many believe that by crushing the leaves and using the juice will cure stomach pains. They can also use the leaves and stems to make thatched roofs. Some even make honey from this amazing flower.